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My dog is cold, drooling constantly, unstable on her feet,

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My dog is cold, drooling constantly, unstable on her feet, and had a siezure, and is vomiting. Can you help me
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. How old is Cold?
Customer: She is 3 and a half years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cold?
Customer: No but she Raven ran off today for a couple hours which is normal for her when she slips out. She likes being outside
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with dogs and cats. I'm sorry to hear that your pup is having such a rough evening. I will do my best to help.

Has she ever had a seizure before? Your description of what is happening with her is definitely concerning enough for me to recommend that you take her to an emergency clinic for an urgent exam. Since she was out and about today unsupervised, I am most concerned that she may have "gotten into" something toxic that may require immediate treatment. There are lots of possibilities in terms of toxins that can cause the signs that you're seeing. The most "benign" thing that could be going on is that she's had her first seizure, which can be a random occurrence - just having a seizure can cause them to shake, drool, and act wobbly, but this should go away fairly quickly after the seizure stops. The addition of vomiting is an unusual finding for a dog who is only having a seizure event - they usually do not also vomit, which is why I'm concerned that something more serious may be going on here. If you absolutely cannot get her to a vet, then try to keep her environment quiet and dark. With vomiting dogs it's also best not to allow them to eat or drink for a few hours after they've finished vomiting so that their system can rest. You can try some water in a few hours after she last vomited, followed by some food a few hours later if she keeps that down. I would not use those recommendations to take the place of a proper trip to the vet, though.

Please let me know what other questions I can handle for you.

~Dr. Sara


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Expert:  Doc Sara replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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